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Thottal Poo Malarum

Thottal Poo Malarum (transl. The flower will bloom when touched) is a 2007 Indian Tamil romance film written and directed by P. Vasu, starring his son Sakthi Vasu and Gowri Munjal, two newcomers, in lead roles. Rajkiran, Sukanya, Nassar, Vadivelu, and Santhanam played supporting roles. The music was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The film was released on 3 August 2007 and became an average grosser.

Thottal Poo Malarum
Directed byP. Vasu
Produced byP. Vasu
Written byP. Vasu
StarringSakthi Vasu
Gowri Munjal
Rajkiran
Sukanya
Vadivelu
Nassar
Santhanam
Music byYuvan Shankar Raja
CinematographyAkash Ashokkumar
Edited byKMK. Palanivel
Production
company
Sapphire Media & Infrastructure
Release date
  • 3 August 2007 (2007-08-03)
Running time
146 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

Ravi Thyagarajan (Sakthi Vasu), a happy-go-lucky youngster, falls instantly in love with Anjali (Gowri Munjal), his college mate. Anjali's mother Periya Naayagi (Sukanya), a rich and arrogant entrepreneur, tries to play spoilsport in their romance. She arranges for her daughter's wedding with the son of her brother and a dreaded but kindhearted gangster named Varadharaja Vandaiyar (Rajkiran) in Mumbai. Ravi goes to Mumbai. He hides his true identity and manages to gain an entry into Vandiyar's family. Having won their confidence, Ravi sets himself on a mission to marry Anjali.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Thottal Poo Malarum
 
Soundtrack album by
Released23 June 2007 (2007-06-23)
Recorded2007
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelSa Re Ga Ma
ProducerYuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Satham Podathey
(2007)
Thottal Poo Malarum
(2007)
Kannamoochi Yenada
(2007)

For the music of the film, P. Vasu teamed up with composer Yuvan Shankar Raja for the first time. The soundtrack was released on 23 June 2007 by Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan.[1] It features 6 tracks. 'Kavignar' Vaali wrote the lyrics for all the songs, except for "Kadatharen Naan Unnai", whose lyrics were written by Snehan.

Indiaglitz described the album as "rocking" and a "delight for music-lovers".[2] Particularly, the song "Arabu Naade" became immensely popular and became a chartbuster song.[3][4]

No. Song Singers Length (m:ss) Lyrics Notes
1 "Arabu Naade" Haricharan, Yuvan Shankar Raja 5:22 'Kavignar' Vaali
2 "Vittal Suriyanai" Ranjith, Yuvan Shankar Raja 4:38 'Kavignar' Vaali
3 "Valaiyal Karangalai" Vijay Yesudas 4:45 'Kavignar' Vaali
4 "Ennai Pidicha" Haricharan, Binny Krishna Kumar 4:35 'Kavignar' Vaali
5 "Vaadi Vambu Pennae" Sujatha Mohan 4:09 'Kavignar' Vaali
6 "Kadatharan Naan Unnai" Rahul Nambiar, Saindhavi 3:48 Snehan

Critical receptionEdit

TSV Hari of Rediff.com described the film as "very ordinary fare," adding that "Sakthi certainly deserved better."[5] M Bharat Kumar of The News Today called it a "mediocre offering" with "predictable sequences," noting that "the son seems to have delivered the goods well, while the father has failed as a director."[6] However, IndiaGlitz described it as a "feel-good youthful entertainer" with an "intelligent screenplay and pacy narration" that is "sure to appease film-buffs."[7]

LegacyEdit

The dialogue "Varum Aanaa Varaadha" spoken by Ennatha Kannaiyya became popular.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Thottal Poo Malarum' Audio Launch". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 5 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Thottal Poo Malarum – A delight for music-lovers". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 5 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Shakthi is the Man of the Match". Behindwoods. Retrieved 5 August 2009.
  4. ^ "Mix and match". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2 November 2007. Retrieved 5 August 2009.
  5. ^ Thottal Poo Malarum: Very ordinary
  6. ^ Bharat Kumar, M. "Hardly any blossom (Thottal Poo Malarum)". The News Today. Archived from the original on 5 February 2012.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  7. ^ IndiaGlitz – Thottal Poo Malarum Tamil Movie Review – cinema preview stills gallery trailer video clips showtimes
  8. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tamil/movies/news/Kannaiya-passes-away/articleshow/15402870.cms

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